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Vivaldi v1.13.1008.36 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/

CCleaner v5.38.6357 Updated

ashghost on 13 Dec 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
If the portable ZIP package is not yet available (they have instituted a delay after releasing the installer)
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice.
  2. Delete everything except for CCleaner.exe and/or CCleaner64.exe and any language files you want to keep.
  3. Create a file named "ccleaner.ini" in the same folder as the executable
  4. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-21 12:23

YARA rules for CCleaner 5.33 :
https://blog.nviso.be/2017/09/21/yara-rules-for-ccleaner-5-33/

Better late than never, methinks...;-)

Special on 2017-09-21 13:34

Seems like there was a second payload from all this...

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/21/ccleaner-malware-second-payload-discovered/

gbrao on 2017-12-13 03:36

v5.38 zip package not listed at the builds page (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds).

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Discord Portable v0.0.299-17 Updated

SYSTEM on 17 Dec 2017
  • 127MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use voice over IP program focused on gaming communities. The program works well with groups, includes high quality audio, and maintains low system resources to avoid interfering with games. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions, embedded file exchange, and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. Cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac, and Linux

Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new?
  • New release of Discord : 0.0.299

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v57.0.2 Updated

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

Guido76 on 2017-11-15 07:48

Hello everybody,
Be careful with this update. You can't return to the previous version because incompatibility in the profile, which is modified by FF 57.0.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/14/what-is-pingsender-exe-on-windows

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Console Calculator v3.1.0 New

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 566KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by nitro33

Console Calculator is a calculator with built-in console interface. You can enter complex expressions and see the results of multiple expressions at the same time. Console Calculator includes many built-in mathematical functions, remembers recent entries, and supports creation of user defined variables and custom functions. Also available for Mac OS X.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Shareware (according to the purchase page "a license should be purchased for continued use", but there are no restrictions)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCalc.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute, SpeQ Mathematics, tabbyCalc